Australian dancer Joshua Green has won a gold medal at the 2018 Genée International Ballet Competition, held this year in Hong Kong. He was one of two dancers to receive the coveted top medal along with 16-year old Monet Hewitt from New Zealand.

Green, who is 17, also took home the Choreographic Award, with the judges saying that his solo A Man’s Sentiment, choreographed by Richard Causer, “demonstrated the highest standard of choreography within the Dancer’s Own category”.

Genée 2018 Genée medallists with Hilary Clark, Carlo AC Pacis and Petal Miller Ashmore. Photograph © Keith Sin, courtesy of the Royal Academy of Dance

Green, who has only been dancing since 2016, studies with Karen Ireland at Karen Ireland Dance Centre in Lismore. In April 2018, he was selected as a top 20 dancer at the Youth American Grand Prix finals in New York. He also received a scholarship to The John Cranko Schule. He is currently staying in Hong Kong as one of the selected finalists of the Asian Grand Priz.

Australian dancer Caitlin Garlick, who is also trained by Karen Ireland, and UK dancer Basil James were both awarded silver medals. Bronze medals went to...